The Alpine Ethos Team
Now looking forward to my 15th winter in the Alps, I am a true mountain addict. I live year-round in lovely Les Allues where you’ll find me hiking, biking, paragliding and, of course, skiing.
Having worked for 14 winters in the ski holiday industry, I have the knowledge and experience to offer a great ski package. Alpine Ethos is small enough to be flexible and I strive to provide the holiday that you want. .From your initial enquiry you’ll be dealing directly with me, not someone in a UK office. I’ll do my best to fulfil your personal requirements, whether it’s collecting you from the airport, arranging lift passes, ski and boot hire with fitting in chalet, taking you to and from the lifts in our minibuses, accommodating special dietary requirements. We can do it!
I fully appreciate the importance of having a fantastic and enthusiastic team, after all, it is the team who really make your holiday a great experience, which is why I pride myself on carefully selecting a team chosen for their proven experience in hospitality and catering.
At Alpine Ethos we aim to provide a relaxed, professional and personal service in affordable, comfortable surroundings. This is reflected in our great reviews on TripAdvisor, and I strive to keep up the good work!
I and the team, look forward to welcoming you to Méribel and La Tania.
Katie joins us for a second winter as Resort Manager, ensuring the smooth running of our chalets and making sure our guests have everything they need to enjoy their ski holiday. Katie and husband Dan (driver) sold up in the UK a few years ago and bought a beautiful gite in France. They have spent the last couple of summers renovating the gite and this summer welcomed their first guests to their beautiful corner of France. They are super friendly, welcoming and helpful and can't wait to meet all our guests in resort this winter.
Micaela & Rodrigo
Chalet La Combe
From Argentina, Micaela and Rodrigo are really excited to spend their first winter snowboarding in the French Alps. The couple have previously worked 2 winter seasons in Vail ski resort both in a ski rental shop and a restaurant. Micaela is a qualified translator, and Rodrigo an architect. They both share a passion for cooking and are really looking forward to looking after our guests in Chalet La Combe this winter.
Sophie & Katie
Chalet La Petite Chapelle
Sophie originally from the Isle of Wight and Katie from Edinburgh have both worked 2 winter seasons running large chalets in La Rosiere and Tignes. They are both enthusiastic cooks and love meeting new people each week. The girls have also worked summer seasons for Eurocamp and more recently on the beautiful Isles of Scilly. The girls are both keen travellers and love to learn about new cultures and local cuisine. Katie and Sophie will be wonderful hosts and can't wait to meet our guests at Chalet La Petite Chapelle.
Philippa & Simon
Philippa and Simon have a very varied and interesting background and will have great stories to tell around the dinner table. They have recently run a ski chalet in Val D'Isere and enjoyed the experience so much they are back to the Alps this winter to welcome guests to Chalet Beriozka. Philippa is an excellent cook, having trained with Pru Letih and worked for many years in chalets and private villas, and both are great, friendly and welcoming hosts. The couple are incredibly well travelled and have recently sailed from the UK to French Polynesia as well as around the Greek islands.
Jan & Jana
Originally from the Czech Republic, Jan and Jana, along with their 3yr old son (the youngest ever Alpine Ethos team member!) will be joining us this year to run Chalet Panda. The couple have worked for 11 years in the hospitality sector, including winter and summer seasons in Meribel, Les Gets, La Plagne, Whistler, New Zealand and Scotland. The couple are great lovers of the outdoors, the mountains and skiing, and their little boy is following in their footsteps, already a keen little skier!
Chalet Pierre - Chef
A very experienced chef, Dante has worked in fine dining restaurants, Rosette rated restaurants, gastropubs, luxury ski chalets and a 6* cruise ship. He has worked across the globe in Austria, New Zealand, Australia and the UK. Dante will be a great asset to our team in Chalet Pierre and looks forward to sharing his wonderful food with you after a day on the slopes. Dante is a lover of the mountains and joins the Alpine Ethos team with girlfriend Claudia who will be running chalet Les Cabris.
Chalet Pierre - Host
After 7 years as a primary school teacher in a London school, Holly has decided to take some time out and is really excited to be coming to the Alps to work as a chalet host. Holly has completed 2 well respected cookery courses.. She is a keen skier, traveller and runner and mountaineer , having completed some amazing ultra marathons for charity, as well as some impressive peaks worldwide.
Chalet Pierre - Host
Becky has a wealth of experience having worked for 13 years alternating between winter and summer seasons in France, Austria, Mallorca, Portugal and New Zealand. She is an excellent host with a love of people and helping them enjoy their holidays to the full. Becky is looking forward to exploring a new resort this winter having never worked a season in Meribel.
Chalet Les Cabris
Claudia is joining the Alpine Ethos team with boyfriend Dante. This will be Claudia's first winter season and she is really looking forward to living in the mountains and improving her skiing. Claudia has many years experience in the hospitality sector and has worked in hotels as a receptionist, waitress and bar tender and is a wonderful friendly host. A keen cook Claudia is looking forward to preparing delicious dinners for our guests in Chalet Les Cabris this winter.
Dan joins us for a second winter as Driver/Assistant, ensuring the smooth running of our driver service and chalet maintenance and helping out around the chalets. Dan and wife Katie (Resort Manager) sold up in the UK a few years ago and bought a beautiful gite in France. They have spent the last couple of summers renovating the gite and this summer welcomed their first guests to their beautiful corner of France. They are super friendly, welcoming and helpful and can't wait to meet all our guests in resort this winter.
Kevin, originally from Scotland joins the Alpine Ethos team as a driver/resort assistant. Kevin has 7 years winter season experience as both a chalet host and driver so is ideally placed for driving our guests around resort and helping out in the chalets. Kevin is an outdoor enthusiast and currently working towards his mountain leader qualification so will spend his spare time doing all sorts of mountain activities be it skiing, snowshoeing or mountaineering.
John joins us for his first winter season. Having spend 5 years in the Grenadier Guards for the British Army John decided to make a change and travelled and worked his way around New Zealand and Australia, working in a hostel, a restaurant and on a farm to name but a few things. John has spent the last 18 months working in France as a labourer and gardener. He is a keen skier and really looking forward to experiencing 5 months living and working in the mountains.
Jack & Finn, the Alpine Ethos mutts. Chalet visits can be arranged if you are missing your own pooches while on holiday!